A lovely quiet Monday morning after a (finally!) hot weekend…June is beginning to bloom!
It wouldn’t be a shade garden if I didn’t share some magnificent foliage highlights as well…
Since we got home from France it’s been downright chilly and damp here on the coast. But the rain…a lot of rain actually….was welcomed in the garden. Sunshine and heat seem to be in our forecast…yay!
We just got home from a wonderful 3 weeks in Southern France. While France was magnificent, I must confess I kept wondering about my garden back home. Whatever inspired me to leave the garden in May….just when the Rhodos are at their best? Would I totally miss the peonies?? Would all the newbies I’d rushed to plant before leaving survive the neglect??? So….just home June 6. And no….I didn’t miss the peonies:
And although I missed some Rhodos, some are still blooming:
And I THINK all my hastily planted newbies made it through…if only I could remember where I tucked all of them!!
And maybe I missed the first New Dawn rose…but I certainly caught the second or third…
Too often I spend my time in the garden looking down, finding joy in the small details. It’s time to step back and take a wider view of the garden!